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Turning Your Question Into Your Quest (Part I of Finding Your Allies)

Once you’ve “claimed your weird” as we’ve just discussed in our last series on How to Find Your Onlyness, it’s possible to feel all alone. The story of Ruth Ackerman shows how she went searching for her “tribe” from an unusual source: Benjamin Franklin” and found a way to be deeply connected. *** It began,  More

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And The Hint Goes To….

Last week, we recapped the recent conversation that’s been taking place about finding your Onlyness and introduced an exciting giveaway from Hint. So many of you have piped in — emailing, commenting, tweeting — to share your stories about your paths to identifying your Onlyness. Adam Pratt told us about how valuable it’s been to  More

Intersections of Compassion

Intersections of Compassion

In recent weeks, we’ve been exploring a question that many of us grapple with: How do I actually go about finding my purpose, my meaning .. My Onlyness? Understanding why Onlyness matters is one thing; identifying your Onlyness–or what Meryl Streep calls “the weird thing about you”–is another. There’s no magical formula for discovering your Onlyess:  More

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And the Mophies Go To…

The funny thing about onlyness is that, to get there, most of us need inspiration from and conversation with our communities. Whether it’s yoga classmates, a religious organization, a book club or a volunteer organization, communities like these are what shape us, awaken us and inspire us to explore and chase our big ideas. I  More

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vigilante justice?

I wrote a new Time Inc Op-Ed (sharing below) on the NFL and Goodell because it’s so clear that if an organization’s leadership is found by the online community to be so totally f-d up, they are getting mobilized. That has its ups and its downside. As I say in the piece, this could end  More